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are the latest targets of data collection. now, world leaders are turning to the u.n. for help. the latest, just ahead. over the weekend, thousands gathered in d.c. to protest nsa spying. they want transparency and action. the sights and sounds of the "stop watching me" rally heating up. >> we will tell you why one photographer was added to the fbi database for simply snapping a few photos. that is coming up later in today's show. it's monday, october 28. i'm megan lopez in washington, d.c., and you are watching rt. spain has joined a growing list of u.s. allies demanding answers from the obama administration when it comes to spying. the spanish government summoned the ambassador to discuss allegations of collecting data on 60 million spanish telephones over one month this past december. using information leaked by nsa contractor edward snowden, a spanish newspaper reported the nsa collected numbers and locations of the phone calls, but not actual content. this after learning that the nsa has also been tuning into the communications up dirty five world leaders. now the european union parliamenta
production equipment, according to a report from the international chemical weapons watchdog. the u.n. is satisfied declared production - mixing and filling equipment - has been eliminated. live to istanbul. omar al saleh has more on this from istanbul. this coming ahead of a deadline set by the u.n. >> yes, that's true. basically it says that syria did need that deadline. now the opcw said that its inspectors visited 21 sites out of the 23 sites declared by syria. it said the other two sites were too dangerous to visit, but they were confident and satisfied with the removal of the equipment and it was brought to the inspectors and they oversaw the destruction of aerial bombs, war heads, as well as all the mixing and filling equipment. now this brings us to the end of phase one, and two, which was meant to end by november 1st. after november 1st it will be the start of the more important phase and it's phase 3. that phase will last until the end of june next year and involves the u.n. mission support to monitor, verify all the destruction complex weapons which is estimated to be aroun
, the nerve agent, and mustard gas. the interesting bit of this is that the u.n. or the opcw have no mandate to carry out the destruction and, therefore, it's highly probable that a u.n. member state will have to provide technical and operational assistance in destroying that. >> that being the case, there's always been this concern that the opcw won't be able to meet the deadlines to destroy all the chemical weapons. given that they have met this deadline, are they optimistic to meet the next few deadlines? >> yes, well, when you spoke to the officials from the opcw, they will say they are very optimistic about the phase that is completed - 1 and 2. if you remember the secretary-general of the united nations, when he was outlining the whole plan for the joint u.n.-opcw, he said the most challenging part is phase 3. that is the coming phase, if you will - destroying the stockpile. we have to remember all of this is based on what the syrian government declared. now, we don't know if the opcw has its own information that contradicts what syria declared - that's one. and probably there will be
a video said to show him smoking crack cocaine. >> joining us for a developing story out of syria, where u.n. arab league lakhdar brahimi has been speaking. he has been talking about efforts to end the war there, and plans for a conference in geneva. >> i am going meet representatives from russia and united states, our partners in the trilateral format - we have been working together for quite some time now. i think probably in the afternoon or the second day representatives of the rest of the p5 will join us and maybe other countries. there are some very, very serious efforts being developed everywhere to try and make this conference possible. but, you know, we will say it's happened only when it happens. >> that was lakhdar brahimi speaking a few moments ago in damascus. let's get some comment from our correspondent hoda who is in lebanon. >> as lakhdar brahimi tries to get all parties to sign up to the geneva ii conference, he says the syrian people continue to suffer. as many as a third of them are directly caught up in the conflict. >> he said the solution was more urgents now than neve
community for relief. the u.n. held a news conference in manila on friday. officials called for about $47 million in emergency international assistance. authorities say more than 200 people died in the magnitude 7.2 quake, which had its epicenter on bohol island. a u.n. team on the ground says more than 52,000 buildings collapsed and they say 344,300 people remain evacuated. the united nations says there's an urgent need for more shelters and relief supplies such as food, water and medicine. >>> thailand, one of the world's welcomes about 20 million overseas visitors annually but tourist safety in the land of smiles has increasingly become issue, and that's led several foreign governments to call for action. they have set up the tourist's court in a bid to protect visitors. nhk world has more. >> reporter: pattaya is a popular beach resort 140 kilometers southeast of bangkok. the regional court in this bustling city added new work, handling complaints from foreign tourists. the court aims to settle claims before they leave thailand. officials say most of the cases should be settled within
reign down on the u.n. syria envoy says opposition and government must be represented at peace talks. first thailand's lower house part of the amnesty bill that may give the prime minister a way back and. >> can you get off my driveway? can you please get off my driveway? >> reporter: toronto mayor under pressure with a video showing him smoking crack cocaine. >> no reason to resign. ♪ we begin with an exclusive report from mali, a poor country in west africa that in the past year have seen fighters and rebels, right now in the capitol politicians are beginning talks on how to stabilize the north, but that maybe a vain hope and rebels tell us they will resume attacks on the army if it continues what it calls ethnic cleansing in an area they hope to turn into an independent state. our reporter mohamed went to meet them. >> it's a source of deep anger among the rebels. civilians crossing the border almost every week with wounds and stories of killing by the mali army. they tell al jazeera how they spent days in chains being beaten and verbally abused. they say soldiers arrested them
, of course, would contradict the foreign office statement to the u.n. ben emerson, that hundreds were kill. he was later told that that figure was an underestimate, that the casualty figure was in the thousands. the report is seen as highly contradictory because there have been a number of attacks. casualties are confirmed to be civilians. 80 civilians were killed at a funeral procession in 2009. over 40 tribal chief taps were killed -- chief tans were killed in another attack. reports are contradictory, and likely to raise eyebrows. >> people in afghanistan still have several months to go until polling day. already there are concerns about election fraud. the last presidential vote was marred by widespread corruption. al jazeera uncovered evidence that next year's election could be compromised. jennifer glass reports. >> what you are looking at are counterfeit voter cards. in afghanistan people are worried they can be used in upcoming presidential elections. al jazeera travelled in the east, where the cards were on sale for $5-$10. they can be used to cast a vote. you can bias many as you
is on the rise. but the apparently successful mission of u.n. chemical weapons inspectors inside syria has given some hope to humanitarian aid groups, including unicef. >> the importance of advocating with those that have influence on the parties to the conflict to allow access for humanitarian aid workers. the chemical weapons inspection team that have been able to access 18 sites inside syria for the purposes of chemical weapons inspection. we as humanitarian need that same access. they are a population trapped in downtown homs, downtown aleppo, rural damascus, that need our support now. it should be accessible to humanitarian workers. >> reporter: he says the international community should also be aware of the long-term consequences of the conflict. he says a chronic crisis is unfolding. >> if we don't take steps now to get them back into school, the 2 million children i've mentioned that have dropped out inside syria, a half a million outside syria, then they will not be in a position to help rebuild the country in the future when they become the adults of the future. it's extremely importan
chemical weapons. the move is one part of the deal approved by the u.n. security council last month. more jef refugees finding themss stranded on the syrian side of the border amnesty international says there are indication that his jordan and several other countries are closing check points without notice. jordan, lebanon, turkey, iraq and egypt are dealing with a gained total of more than 2 million syrian refugees. iraq's mime minister says terrorists got a second chance to thrive in iraq because of syria's civil war, told an audienn
network. you may recall the red line said by the israeli prime minister at the u.n. regarding the ability of iran to produce a nuclear weapon. based on the expertise available to your agency, if the iranians were to decide to produce nuclear weapons, how far do you think they are from achieving that goal? if i may have a second shout out >> i do not understand your question. >> do you have any assessment that if iran were to produce a nuclear weapon, how long would it take to do that? second question on the issue of sanction, do you think any easing of the sanctions now would create a more positive atmosphere for negotiations between your agency and iranians? thank you. >> well, these two issues -- unfortunately, these are not my field. how long it will take for them to build a new go question was one of your questions. our function is to how to -- we are not providing [indiscernible] i hope you understand our function. also, regarding the sanctions, we do not have a lot of sanctions. what we do is send the inspectors to the ground. we verify and we share the information with member state
't have time to make a new portrait so they took an old picture of the u.n. secretary- general and pasted it against the background of tropical trees and african landscapes that had been intended for lumumba. you can now buy the portrait of lumumba on the cover of time that never got to the cover of time. >> can you also see the cover and see the background? >> absolutely. it is quite incongruous. he should have been portray trade against a very different background. you've got the background of of thisbut the picture scandinavian diplomat. >> you point out in your book that ho chi minh was in new york and worked in new york as a pastry chef for a while. here is some video of him. i want you to put him in context. is of the blood sweat and tears school. you don't fight a revolution for without being of the blood sweat and tears school. they are much more competent than that. i am very much afraid that if ho chi minh were to make up his mind, that this is the war to see through, then he might be the man to see it through. a shrewd communist revolutionary. itsunited states it clear willingn
in the united states that's authorized under u.s. law where the government and n.s.a. can approach companies and compel them with a court order to hand over details about specific individuals in their emails. this is a much more in discriminate approach. >> it just looks like it's just spiraling out of control, the whole spying allegation. why do you think they feel there's a need to go outside of the u.s.? >> well, it's interesting, because there are laws in the u.s. that restrict the kinds of things these intelligence agencies do, like going outside the u.s., they are not subject to u.s. law, so we don't know exactly where the documents do not specify where the points at which these -- the data's being vacuumed up are, but they're outside the united states, so the agency doesn't have to comply with u.s. law. the agency said it is doing everything in order to obtain valuable intelligence about the hostile entities, and that it is not trying to get around u.s. law. the companies themselves are very angry, google said it's outraged that needs for urgent reforms are necessary and going to beef
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